Ellen Urselmann

Ellen Urselmann is a Dutch artist who works in a variety of medium. Her website describes the motivation behind her work as work which “defines the indefinable. Whether it is a thought or a feeling, there is only a short moment it can be captured before it loses its palpability.

The fragility of the present, the tension between future and past.

Between someday receiving and never again having. She captures thoughts at the very moment they gravitate towards intangibility.”

When researching artists for my sculpture, I was initially drawn to her tap sculptures which are created with a combination of blown glass and found objects (the spout of the tap). I was fascinated by how she used the blown glass to almost create a moment frozen in time, with the unrealistically large water droplet being forever suspended in the tap. Making it almost an illusion, an effect which I may want to achieve in my sculpture.

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